Thursday, September 18, 2008

Winston FYI

Faithful Ford Retort reader Sarah Denley recently proposed a question I intended to previously address? But I simply failed to do so. Where's Snerdley when I need him?

What does the "E" in Winston's middle name stand for? Well, let's look at this, piece by piece. Many of you incorrectly assume that the "E" stands for Edward. After all, Edward is my middle name. No. The "E" stands for...well...nothing. Winston's middle name is the letter "E."

This practice is not without precedent. You'll note that President Harry S. Truman had the same situation with his middle name (although most grammarians posit that convention dictates that a period be placed after the letter).

Hope that enlightens you a little more.

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